Cortez

Former sheriff hopeful arrested

Once a candidate for Montezuma County sheriff, William “Bill” Conner faces allegations that he molested two underage relatives. Conner, 55, of Cortez, was arrested and jailed on Friday, Oct. 16. A...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Briefs

Grace’s Kitchen seeks donations for dinner Grace’s Kitchen is receiving donations for this year’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Turkeys and cash donations may be taken to 110 W. North St., at...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunflower to screen ‘Unbranded’

“It’s a film with a cause, but it’s also brimming with drama in the midst of jaw-dropping landscapes,” wrote Los Angeles Times critic Sheri Linden. Featuring stars with one-word names like...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Trial nears in Samoa-Cortez fraud

A Durango prosecutor has requested that the Samoan ambassador to the United Nations be allowed to testify via video against a Utah man accused of spearheading an international scam in Montezuma...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Unlocking the mystery of the Four Corners Hot Spot

A silver van rolls slowly down a narrow road on the edge of Bayfield. With its darkly tinted windows and government plates, the van has an ominous appearance, and impatient drivers pull around the...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

High School Highlights

FOOTBALL STANDOUTS Zach McDonald (M-CHS) While the Panthers struggled on offense in a 42-0 loss to Bayfield, McDonald anchored the defense with 12 total tackles, including eight solo tackles and...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Titans bound for Super Bowl

For the first time in its 11-year history, the Montezuma Titans football organization will send two teams to the Young American Football League Super Bowl. The Titans’ fourth- and fifth-grade teams...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Panthers looking to Olathe after 42-0 loss

The Panthers are moving forward. After last week’s 42-0 loss to Bayfield, in which they gained only 59 yards offensively, interim head coach Scott Conklin and the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers are...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Marching Panthers march to state

For the 33rd time in the past 35 years, the Montezuma-Coretz marching band is once again heading to state. After placing first in their class at regionals in Grand Junction, the marching Panthers...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

The Very Scary Time Trial

What: The first annual Very Scary Time Trial Who: Montezuma Land Conservancy and the City of Cortez When: Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. Where: The course will be the complete 9-mile...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Sheriff blotter

Monday, Aug. 29 3 p.m. Cruzan Construction officials reported that $5,660 in cash was stolen from five employee paycheck envelopes. Fingerprints were collected. Two stereos, chainsaw, elk mount,...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: For the record

Folsom releases ‘Big Buffet’

More than a decade of musical inspiration came together for Herb Folsom during a winterlong song writing session that resulted in “The Big Buffet,” released this year. “Making this album has been...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

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